Education Abroad Scholarships: Apply today!

It’s that time of year again:

Applications are open for Education Abroad Scholarships for 2013-2014! We honestly can’t think of a better holiday gift than studying abroad – but then again, we are Education Abroad!

This year we are awarding $100,000 in scholarships. The deadline is February 14th (Valentine’s Day – easy to remember). Don’t wait until then though, apply today, right after that last final or paper!

Click here to learn more and apply!

Info Session: Study in Spain with VCU!

Join VCU Education Abroad for an information session on VCU’s summer program to Spain!
You can read about last year’s trip by following the link: Study Spanish Language in Cordoba, Spain
Wednesday, September 14
3:00pm
Life Sciences Building
Room 0156

Session topics will include information on the country, program, itinerary, courses offered, how to apply, and how to use financial aid. Program Director Victor Pena will be present to provide you with information and answer any questions you may have. We hope you can attend a session!
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For information on this and other study abroad programs please contact Education Abroad at abroad@vcu.edu

Studied in Germany? Be a DAAD Young Ambassador!

The deadline for the DAAD Young Ambassador Program is approaching!
DAAD Young Ambassadors are undergraduate students from North America who have recently studied or conducted research in Germany and are interested in promoting study in Germany at their home institutions.
You are an ideal candidate for the DAAD Young Ambassadors Program if you:
* are an undergraduate student at a college or university in the US or Canada.
* have recently studied in Germany at a German University (for any length of time).
* are available to promote studying in Germany on your campus in the coming academic year.
* can speak intelligently and enthusiastically about your experiences in Germany in front of groups.
* are willing to organize one student event on campus per semester.
* are available August 18-21, 2011 for a training session in New York City.
Young Ambassadors are expected to organize at least one event per semester, where they will invite prospective students to hear about their experiences in Germany.
DAAD will also put short profile of each Young Ambassador online (with an email address). The Ambassadors must be wiling to respond to students’ questions about their particular program/university or about life as a student in Germany as general.
Complete program information, including application and nomination forms, is available at www.daad.org/?p=ambassadors
Applications must be received by June 13, 2011 via post, email or fax.

Intern at the Australian Embassy in DC this Autumn!

Australian Education International (AEI) North America is currently seeking a policy intern to begin in August through November 2011 to work on a full-time basis (37.5 hours per week). The intern will be provided with a stipend of $500 per month.
AEI is the international arm of the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) and has an office at the Embassy of Australia, Washington, DC, and works with American and Canadian education institutions, policy-makers and governments to strengthen the bilateral relationship.
The intern will assist with researching, monitoring, and reporting on US and Canadian education policy, attend and report on education events, and assist the policy manager with supplemental duties as requested.
The successful candidate will:
· Have completed at least two years of college
· Possess strong written and verbal communication skills
· Have strong research and analytical skills
· Have the ability to work independently and in a team
· Have a personal interest in the fields of education policy and/or international relations.
Applications are due by Wednesday, 29 June 2011.
To apply, please visit the AEI website:http://www.usa.embassy.gov.au/whwh/AEI_Policy_Internship_May_2010.html

VCU Education Abroad Scholarship Competition

The 2011-2012 VCU Education Abroad Scholarship Competition is now open!
The scholarship is intended for students who will be studying abroad during spring break 2011, summer 2011 or during the academic year 2011-2012 (including fall, spring or full-year abroad).
Applications can be accessed by downloading the application from our website:
http://www.international.vcu.edu/abroad/students/funding/vcuscholarships.html#1
or by picking up a copy in our office.
Please print, complete and return all pieces of the application to our office no later than 4:30 PM on Monday, February 14, 2011!
Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Last Chance to Vote!

The Study Abroad Photo and Video Contest voting period has been extended through Monday, October 18, 2010!
Last year, over 400 VCU students studied abroad through the VCU Education Abroad office! Because we love hearing our students’ stories, we encourage them to share in as many ways as possible. This summer, we asked students who studied abroad during the 2009-2010 academic year to share their stories with us visually through photography and video!
We received many great submissions. Now we are asking VCU students to give us your opinion- log on to our Facebook and YouTube pages, and vote on your favorite photo and video! Be sure to tell your friends to become a “fan” of VCU Education Abroad in order to vote- faculty and staff can vote too!
We will be counting the number of “Likes” each photo and video receives, and will determine which will win prizes in each category.
The extended deadline for voting is October 18th, 2010.
Good luck to all of our returned students who entered the contest!

The Study Abroad Photo Contest Needs Your Vote!

Last year, over 400 VCU students studied abroad through the VCU Education Abroad office! Because we love hearing our students’ stories, we encourage them to share in as many ways as possible. This summer, we asked students who studied abroad during the 2009-2010 academic year to share their stories with us visually through photography and video!
We received many great submissions. Now we are asking VCU students to give us your opinion- log on to our Facebook and YouTube pages, and vote on your favorite photo and video!
We will be counting the number of “Likes” each photo and video receives, and will determine which will win prizes in each category!
The deadline for voting is October 15th, 2010.
Good luck to all of our returned students who entered the contest!

Study Abroad Photo and Video Contest 2010!

The Office of Education Abroad is hosting a photo and video contest for study abroad returnees! The contest is open to all students who studied abroad during the academic year 2009-2010. There will be prizes for winners in each category and two Grand Prize winners!
Photo Contest
Submit a photograph, digital or scanned, to one of four categories.

People: Capture students interacting with local populations.

Places: Capture or include a landmark or landscape that is clearly identifiable as an international location.

Academic: Capture students in an academic setting during the study abroad.

Open Category: Miscellaneous photos that capture the spirit of the study abroad experience.
Video contest
Create a 1-3 minute YouTube video that showcases the cultural and academic aspects of your study abroad experience. Videos will be judged on creativity, video and audio appeal, and on how well your video showcases your study abroad program. Videos must be appropriate for all audiences and must not contain copyrighted music.
How to submit an entry:
Deadline for submissions is September 10, 2010.
Send all submissions to Abroad@vcu.edu.
In the body of the e-mail, please include your name, the name and location of your study abroad program and a short (no more than 500-word) description of your video or photo.
Video Contest: Title the subject of the e-mail for the as “2010 Video Contest Submission” and include the YouTube video link within the body of the email.
Photo Contest: All submissions must be in digital format with the title of the subject as “2010 Photo Contest Submission.” Save the files as follows:
“FirstName_LastNameCategoryTitle.jpg”
(For example, “Tom_CruiseAcademic.jpg”).
*By submitting your video link or photographic image to this contest, you are agreeing to let Virginia Commonwealth University and the Office of Education Abroad use your video on their website and for other publicity purposes including information sessions.

Multicultural Potluck!

Come join us for an afternoon of multicultural fun!
The Office of Education Abroad and the English Language Program are holding
a multicultural potluck on Friday, July 9th from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm in the Commons Richmond Salons III-IV. This event is to bring together VCU students who have studied
abroad in the past with English Language Program students who are currently
studying English at VCU. Please bring your favorite dish to share- feel free
to take inspiration from your own heritage or a country you have visited as
a student.
RSVPs can be sent by email to carrsk@vcu.edu.